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UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

| 03/08/2019 | Reply
UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

Dr Rehab Faraj Al Ameri told Salaam Gateway this vision is one that IHAF will achieve by working closely with its member accreditation bodies as well as stakeholders such as assessors and technical experts.

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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

The crackdown has been most severe in the province of Xinjiang, where the state security forces have imposed a deeply authoritarian assault on the freedoms of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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Nigeria: Export skills for Nigerian Muslim women

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria:  Export skills for Nigerian Muslim women

The second facilitator, the founder of Export Africana, Adetola Tamunokubie, explained to the participants, the nitty gritty of exporting local foods items to Nigerians abroad.

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Nigeria: Government urged to legislate halal consumer rights

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria: Government urged to legislate halal consumer rights

The Halal Certification Authority (HCA) has urged the Federal Government to emulate developed countries who provide their Muslim citizens with Halal certified products.

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USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

Some shoppers, though, said they felt conflicted about major retailers getting into the hijab business. Was it inclusion, they wondered, or the appropriation of a religious symbol for the sake of their bottom line?

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Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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UK: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for Halal Vaccine

| 31/07/2019 | Reply
UK: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for Halal Vaccine

The council said that Fluenz is not halal as it contains gelatin from pigs. Fluenz, a nasal spray that prevents the flu, is set to be given to every healthy child of primary school age in England.

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Saudi Arabia inspects Ukrainian chicken producers

| 31/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia inspects Ukrainian chicken producers

The mission inspected domestic producers of poultry meat and products from it, which were approved for export of these products.

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Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad said the cooperation between the two countries will help to relieve the Muslim Ummah from being subjugated.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

Without a home-grown, halal gelatine plant, Muslim leaders have very little to shout about as far as halal food certification and pharmaceutical products are concerned.

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Food and Beverage Internet Sales in the UAE Grow at a CAGR of 21% in the 2015-2018 Period

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Food and Beverage Internet Sales in the UAE Grow at a CAGR of 21% in the 2015-2018 Period

The increasing use of online retail sales channels has led to opportunities for businesses to use data analytics to understand and target customers using their websites and mobile phone apps.

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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan in February this year, bringing what was described as a “record investment package” to assist the South Asian country.

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Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

There are three levels of accreditation; platinum, gold and silver, based on the level of compliance to the standards that have been set.

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UAE: Dubai Financial Market launches Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Financial Market launches Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) launched its Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025 aimed at underpinning its continuous efforts to promote Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) best practices

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Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

Plans call for a meat-processing plant and cold storage facility, which will produce high-quality meat, Kosher meat products, and Halal meat products, which will be exported.

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Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

Overall, the Halal Food Fest shared a glimpse of the multicultural Canadian Muslim community while giving insight into the food industry.

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Russia: In sluggish Russian economy, Halal sees growth

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Russia: In sluggish Russian economy, Halal sees growth

Ever more producers are catering for the domestic Muslim community, which accounts for around 15 percent of Russia’s population and is set to expand.

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Thailand: One-stop centre for halal products

| 20/07/2019 | Reply
Thailand: One-stop centre for halal products

ASEAN Mall in Pattani, southern Thailand, will serve as a one-stop centre for the promotion of halal products from Asean member countries to penetrate the international market.

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Indonesia trudges on with mandatory Halal certification rule

| 19/07/2019 | Reply
Indonesia trudges on with mandatory Halal certification rule

Companies who wish to enter the Indonesian, and indeed to some extent the global, halal market, would be wise to pay close attention to future updates regarding the halal law.

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